Taking a Look at what a DA’s ‘Conviction Integrity Unit’ can do right

Late last month, the National Registry of Exonerations reported that the United States had 125 exonerations in 2014, a record high. One of the report’s findings was that 67 of those exonerations – or 54 percent – “were obtained at the initiative or with the cooperation of law enforcement.” The Marshall Project asked a prosecutor to walk us through a case where his office was presented with evidence suggesting an innocent man had been convicted. The following was written by Mark Larson, the chief criminal deputy of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle, Wash. Larson reviews all innocence claims for the office.”

Full article here.

Then here is the counterpoint posted by Phil Locke @wrongconvblog a few weeks ago. 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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